UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

IMAGING TECHNOLOGIST- MAMMO

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8277 (SEIU Local 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8926 (1199NW-HMC Imaging Tech/Sonographer)

BASIC FUNCTION

Perform a variety of complex invasive and/or non-invasive diagnostic and interventional imaging procedures such as biopsies, aspirations, and drains in a clinical setting. Participate in training medical residents, fellows, students and staff. Recognize and respond to emergent and life threatening situations.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Independently perform clinical and research examinations and/or procedures in mammography such as x-rays or computerized imaging systems including biopsies, aspirations, and drains; operate complex imaging equipment to perform examinations; guide and monitor patients through procedures; maintain incoming information flow about patients and outgoing information about study results; and participate with physicians in designing study techniques for each examination and/or procedure.

TYPICAL WORK

Operate diagnostic imaging equipment to perform examinations in mammography.

Prepare patient for examination; explain testing procedures; prepare examination rooms for procedures;

Review and submit patient medical history to appropriate data collection system, consulting with the physician when appropriate and/or indicated by laboratory protocol;

Scrub and apply sterile technique in assisting in catheter placement;

Counsel patient regarding safety factors and risks of examination;

Monitor patient vital signs and condition throughout procedure; maintain daily log of procedures performed;

Recognize and respond to life threatening situations which may occur during diagnostic and/or interventional procedures;

Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation as necessary;

Maintain inventory of supplies to be ordered and submit order requests to supervisor;

Assist in evaluating new products and equipment; perform calibration tests, adjust, and maintain all equipment with proper documentation;

Assist in maintaining continuing education and research files;

Execute standard calibration procedures and establish guidelines for equipment;

Orient and provide information and instruction to medical residents, fellows, students, and staff who are rotating and/or assigned to the specialty area;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Satisfactory completion of formal technology training in an AMA approved school, registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement

Certified by the State of Washington as a Radiologic Technologist.

Registered by ARRT as a Mammography Technologist, before completion of probationary period.


New Class: 7-1-2007